Princes Hall Vaccination Site Update
The final vaccination clinic is Tuesday 30th May 2023. You can book on the national booking system https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/covid-19-services/covid-19-vaccination-services/book-covid-19-vaccination/ or via the text that was sent to you if you are eligible. The eligibility criteria are as follows:
- Over 75’s
- Severely Immunosuppressed 5-74 year olds (not household members of or carers)
- Care Home patients over the age of 65 years old.
From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from:
It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.
If you cannot access the online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.
This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.
When you’re planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get proof of your vaccination status before you leave.
Making an appointment
- Our GP practice has now moved to a total triage system. This means that all requests for appointments must be made via the phone or via eConsult through our website.
- Each request will be passed to a doctor for assessment. You may find that we treat you by phone, video link, or we may ask you to come for a face-to-face consultation if we think it’s necessary.
Attending your appointment
- If you need to have a face to face appointment, you may be asked to attend the surgery by request of the GP or Nurse.
- Whilst you may have to go to a different surgery building to the one you are used to and you might see a doctor or nurse who you are not familiar with. Your records will still be accessible securely to you and to them.
- We may have already contacted you to collect paperwork and prescriptions and we aim to complete this in three working days.
- We are trying our best to resume regular ways of working, but we’re still limited due to a variety of reasons as a result of the pandemic. It will now take us 5 working days to process prescription requests. Any urgent medication requests can be processed through our website.
- If you are able to, please continue to use our email address firstname.lastname@example.org or the NHS app to order your repeat prescription. You do not need to come to the surgery to register to do this;
How can you help?
- Please be patient – our phone lines are very busy;
- Do you have a condition that you can treat at home? If you do then please try to do this with advice from either your pharmacist or from NHS online;
- Do you simply need general advice? If you do, can you call 111 for this or visit our website to access E-consult via the Cambridge Practice Website.
- If you think you may have Covid-19 DO NOT go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Use the NHS 111 Online service to find out what to do next: ;
- If you feel you need to see a doctor for non-Covid-19 symptoms then please call 01252 344868 and we will discuss your needs;
- Please help the receptionist by giving them as much information as possible and answer any questions they may have. This will help us prioritise calls and have the right clinician call you back.
- Have you nominated a pharmacy for the transmission of electronic prescriptions? This will prevent the need for either you or pharmacy staff from coming to the surgery. The nomination of a pharmacy can be done via your online app or speaking to your pharmacist or GP surgery directly.
- You can e mail the practice email@example.com
- Please check our website for updates.
Please see a list of local services available in Aldershot to help at this time they can help with food shops for those in isolation as well as someone to speak to.
Frequently asked questions
I think I might have coronavirus, what should I do?
Please stay at home, do not come to the GP surgery or go to A&E. Please visit this website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
I have been told I need to have a diabetes review / COPD review. Can I still have this?
Yes – this can still be booked with the nurse, but it will be done over the phone.
I am pregnant. I am worried about the coronavirus affecting my pregnancy.
Please follow this link for the latest advice https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy/
I am self-isolating. Can I have a sick note?
If you are self-isolating, it is because you are following important guidance issued by the government. You can get an ‘isolation note’ if you follow this link https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
I had coronavirus but now I am better. My work wants the doctor to give me a letter to say I am fit for work. Can I have one please?
Doctors do not issue ‘fit for work’ notes. This is a discussion that needs to be held with your employer.
I don’t want to go out right now. Can I order all my medications for the next 3 months now please?
We have all seen the effects of people taking more than they need at the supermarkets. There is enough medicine to supply everyone, as long as everyone only requests what they need, when they need it. If you do not wish to leave your house, you can still order your prescriptions remotely. Please look at the prescription section on our website.
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